As we go through life how often do we put things off. It's never too early to start. In the words of a palliative care nurse who has spend many years in the company of people is the last weeks of their lives, their five most common regrets are things we'd probably all say today, so why wait 'til its too late to do anything about it?
It's unwise to suggest that misery is self-induced or to say that anyone is responsible for their own pain. But that's no reason to avoid making wise choices that can lift us out of our misery. First though, you have to know what your choices are: Column A or Column B?